The easiest novel that exists in Russian—for 1st year students. Anya is a 16 year-old girl from New York State who leads a tough life. Her mother is always on her. Her family doesn't have much money, but her best friends' families are rich. She's extremely jealous of them. When she gets an opportunity to go to Russia, she goes to the city of Tula, where she lives with a very nice family that has conflicts similar to the ones in her own family. Her view of her life changes radically. When she gets back home, she sees everything in a different light. Bednaya Anya is short and easy.